Case Studies

Recent Projects & Initiatives

See how our past projects may illustrate how we can invest in your future projects

To accelerate DC’s clean economy, DC Green Bank will serve as a pathfinder, developing the proof of concept that demonstrates that all finance can be green finance. This role opens the door for private capital to shift into the clean economy and fill gaps as we respond dynamically to support the District to be a national leader on climate, energy, and sustainable finance.

Case Studies
DC Green Bank’s projects touch every corner of the city. We are proud of the impact that we have had to date and look forward to expanding the role that we play in building a cleaner, greener, and more inclusive city for all District residents.

Below you will find case studies that illustrate the types of projects and impact we have had to date.

Green Compass 2021

DC Green Bank developed an innovative revolving loan facility to support up to five new stormwater and green infrastructure projects across Wards 5, 7, and 8 to support the work of Green Compass. The projects are expected to deliver strong air and water quality improvements, electricity savings, flooding benefits, and good, green jobs to the community.

Solar for All 2020

The Flywheel portfolio will provide low-cost electricity to low and moderate income (LMI) households for the next 20 years. As a long-term goal, through the District’s Solar for All program, DOEE and DCSEU endeavor to reach 100,000 LMI households.

The Brittany Apartments

A family-owned real estate company founded more than 50 years ago now operates a portfolio of apartment homes in Northwest Washington D.C., and the Maryland communities of Bethesda and Chevy Chase.

St.Paul’s Lutheran Church

St. Paul’s English Lutheran Church, the first English-speaking Lutheran Church in Washington DC, was formally established in 1843.

Elsie Whitlow Stokes Public Charter School

Building Measures included Condensing boiler replacement, DHW pump controls, chiller replacement, cooling tower replacement, central plant controls, fan coil unit replacement, smart thermostats, interior/exterior LED lighting, low flow bathroom fixtures, roof replacement, 50kW solar PV.

Annie’s Ace Hardware

DC PACE worked Menkiti Group to finance capital improvements to their building including interior and exterior LED lighting, envelope enhancements, HVAC upgrades, and installation of low-flow water fixtures.

IDEA Public Charter School

Replacement of PTAC units and boiler / chiller system with a high efficiency VRV, replacement of PTAC units and boiler / chiller system with a high efficiency VRV, LED lighting upgrades, Envelope improvements (caulking, glazing, etc).

Right Proper Brewing Company

The Right Proper Brewing Company Brookland Production Facility and Tasting Room in DC produces kegs of beer for local restaurants and bars around the District.

DC United Audi Field

The Building Measures included an 884 kW solar system, high efficiency HVAC systems, LED field lighting, insulation, site stormwater conservation, green roof, low flow fixtures.

Phyllis Wheatley YWCA

The project integrated Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SREC's) from the installed solar system, as well as Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) investment, and marked the first use of PACE financing for a U.S.